LAS VEGAS – Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Dale A.R. Erquiaga as Superintendent of Public Instruction, effective August 26.
“Dale has extensive experience working with the state’s largest school district, the Department of Education, and the Legislature on education reform in Nevada,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “I believe that as Nevada continues to reform the delivery of education, Dale is the right individual to lead the state forward.”
Currently an Interim CEO and Strategic Planner for clients in health care and arts and culture, Erquiaga served as Senior Advisor to the Governor from 2010 to 2012.
From 2009 through 2010, Erquiaga was Executive Director, Government Affairs, Public Policy & Strategic Planning for the Clark County School District where he was responsible for the development of the district’s strategic planning and legislative and local government relations. From 2006 to 2009, Erquiaga was the Principal at Get Consensus, LLC, an independent consultancy with clients in five western states including the Nevada Association of School Superintendents and the Clark County School District.
“On behalf of the State Board of Education, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Dale Erquiaga,” State Board of Education President Elaine Wynn said. “It will be a great advantage to have someone with Dale’s life experiences to guide us as our next State Superintendent.”
A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Erquiaga holds a Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. He served on the Clark County School District’s Superintendent’s Education Opportunity Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2010 and was a member of the Year-Round Schools Study Group in Clark County in 2007.